USA California Humboldt County - California Arcata Listing #30920

Classy Craftsman - Arcata, CA

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36 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Classic Craftsman in downtown Arcata by HSU w/gas fireplace, gas grill, & more

Wonderfully restored with a new interior, this classic, Craftsman-style home in downtown Arcata features an inviting living room with a warming gas fireplace, a formal dining room, a full, eat-in kitchen, a game room, and a sunroom. Guests will also enjoy the dry sauna to help soothe their adventure-weary muscles after days of hiking, cycling, or playing on the beaches.

What's nearby:
This beautiful home is perfectly located for you to spend a day walking to everything Arcata has to offer. Sample several local restaurants, check out Arcata Plaza and browse the wares at a number of unique boutiques. Wander through Arcata's Community Redwood Park, with its playground, giant lawn area for relaxing or throwing the frisbee, an 18-hole disc golf course, and many miles of scenic trails. Travel north just 40 miles to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, passing the majestic Humboldt Lagoons on your way. Or drive 10 miles south to Eureka's old town and boardwalk.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Foosball table

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: Two parking spots available in the driveway. Driveway located on the side of the house (not on 14th, where the front door and lockbox are located.) Street parking is also available on a first come, first served basis.

City/town permit number: 605494

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining








Cable : Suddenlink

Nearby activities & attractions

Disc golf

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Sauna : Private

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels

Enclosed yard

36 reviews

Laura B. Jun 2021
walking distance to restaurants groceries and downtown square.
beds comfortable but had to climb into them
kitchen needs a water kettle and a few more tools
Guy M. Apr 2021
We rented the house to get together with our kids post vax, and it is overall a well appointed, comfortable and cute place. Well situated in town, you can walk to most places that are open. The only real downside was the lack of a grill, it was clearly shown in the 3D tour and there is a cabinet full of grilling tools, but no grill. We had made specific cooking plans around this, so quite inconvenient.
Sarah R. Apr 2021
This home was relaxing and equipped w everything we needed. Great location, walking distance to all we needed.
Deborah D. Mar 2021
Warm and comfortable. Perfect for families with young kids - really nice but not precious. Great location, close to downtown and redwoods in the area.
Shawna P. Feb 2021
Loved the location walking distance to Arcata Square, University and Redwood trails. The home is beautiful and enjoyed the fireplace, sauna and spa. The couple issues we had (Ants became worse when it was raining - bring Zip Lock bags for anything you keep out, garbage cans were not rolled out for Wed pick up. There is a sign about extra bag fee of $20 per bag) were addressed promptly and to our satisfaction by the local Vacasa contact (Business card on the counter in the kitchen).
Aimee A. Feb 2021
Great home that was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Walking distance to the square and many delicious restaurants but also a full kitchen to be able to cook your college students a home cooked meal. My one small complaint was that the hot tub was so overly chlorinated that we couldn’t breathe when we were in it so were unable to use but charged a $45.00 fee for hot tub. I will stay at this home again, it’s fab.
Greg K. Sep 2020
For the price point and accommodations, this place is a solid 5 stars. The house has so much character and charm. Every bed In the house was high end and comfortable. The house is conveniently located and also very private. Highly recommend.
Marius B. Sep 2020
quiet neighborhood, only 1 block to organic food store, 5 mins walking from "downtown ". House was remodeled very nice. Has a lot of the original classic touches, but also has great bathrooms & kitchen. Great to gave sauna & hot tub. Within 1hr you can be in redwood parks going south or north, great location. 3 large bedrooms, beds very comfy. The whole house was very clean. Would stay again.
Tina H. Aug 2020
Great weekend stay. Thought we just came to fish, left with wonderful memories. House is very clean and comfortable. Love the craftsman architecture. The porches were a great place to sit a spell and people watch. We hope to come back soon.
Richard W. Jan 2020
The Classy Craftsman is a beautiful place to stay right in the heart of Arcata. The house was very well appointed and really well equipped. Arrival was totally easy, and the later checkout time (11:00) was appreciated. We would definitely stay again.
. Nov 2019
We came up for an event at HSU, and we loved staying at this lovely home. It is perfectly situated within walking distance of shopping and restaurants, and only a 10 minute walk to the HSU campus. The interior is updated and beautiful. The beds were very comfortable. We will definitely be staying here again in the future!
. Nov 2019
Had everything we needed. Loved the extra touches when it came to amenities and furnishings, and the beds were supper comfy. My kids loved the game room upstairs. Overall great family trip!
. Nov 2019
Comfortable,home, easy access to downtown and HSU. Property Managment Company additional contract a bit intimidating. Thought their policy of charging $15 for each 15 minute that one exceeded the designated checkout annoying
. Jul 2019
My family and I were very happy with this lovely spacious home in Arcata. It is recently remodeled, but still has a lot of 1930s charm. The kitchen was well-equipped, the beds were comfortable. Our 6-year-old loved the foosball table and we all made good use of the hot tub after a long day of hiking in the Redwoods. Also appreciated the ability to do laundry. Easily walkable distance into downtown Arcata. A great organic market is just two blocks away. It's on the corner of two busy streets, so be aware if traffic noise bothers you.
. Jul 2019
This really is one of the best locations to stay at, 10 minute or less walk to all of the downtown area. The hot tub and fussball table were great, and so was the kitchen. The house was really nice, very clean. The issues we had here was broken glass around the spa area (strange), one busted lock on a window, AC doesn't work, and the beds were ridiculously hard. It sounds like alot of issues but the house really was nice. I would definitely stay here again.
. May 2019
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful house. This is the second time we have stayed here and highly recommend it.
. May 2019
This place exudes charm and personality, yet is also very functional! We had a great family trip and would easily stay here again. The kitchen is well stocked and the young adults enjoyed their jacuzzi as well. There is a little street noise in the front bedroom, so it's best not to put a light sleeper there.
. Apr 2019
My family had a great relaxing time here the home is located close to the downtown and a market which is a block away has a nice hot tub and sauna we spent a very enjoyable three days
. Mar 2019
I have not stopped thinking about this house since we left. The beds are big and comfy. The location is perfect access to Arcata.
. Feb 2019
Very clean and very homey place. Great for 4 to 5 people. Easy walk to the square.
. Dec 2018
We had a very lovely three day stay here-- just about everything was perfect. The home is gorgeous-- absolutely fabulous woodwork and furnishings.
. Oct 2018
It was the perfect house for us, We loved staying there.
. Sep 2018
I rented this property while visiting my son and 2 granddaughters. We also stayed here last Thanksgiving. Great property...well stocked, clean, convenient location-walking distance to town center, grocery store, and restaurants. Will return again next time I'm in town.
. Aug 2018
Our family had a very nice stay at this beautiful craftsman home near HSU. It is super convenient to campus and in walking distance to the square, HSU, groceries, etc. The home is clean and has beautiful updates. We really enjoyed our time there.
. Aug 2018
We recently stayed here for 3 nights. A nice experience to stay in an authentic craftsman house, with all the details. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped. Bedrooms all well done. Parking for two vehicles. Located in a residential area, only a block from a natural foods market.
Recommend this house without hesitation!
. Jul 2018
Property is in a great location. We walked to Wildberries Market, Sushi Tao, Arcata Scoop and to the town square. We drove north to Prairie Creek and Jedidiah Smith Parks which were the highlight of the trip. The Arcata Community Forest was also a nice spot. Trinidad is beautiful. The portion of Hammond Coastal trail we walked, below Murray Rd, wasn't great. The house was clean, had very comfortable beds and the kitchen had necessary items although lacking in spice variety and staples. The master bath has a cool shower. Enjoyed the hot tub and sauna.
Looks like a deck is being added which will be a very nice addition.
. Jun 2018
This was absolutely awesome!!!!
. Jun 2018
You'll love the architectural details and older home quirks. Bathrooms are updated and tasteful. The sauna is a very nice extra. Close to stores and restaurants. The corner on which it is located is a bit busy, so a light sleeper should choose another bedroom.
. Apr 2018
I used to live in Arcata and this house is truly one of a kind. The attention to detail in the house makes it feel very homey. Location is superb an ease of renting was a very nice bonus! Great for a weekend getaway with family.
. Feb 2018
This house is very warm and friendly. It is much bigger than we thought it would be and wonderfully maintained. It is close to the Redwoods - both the North and South, and also close to the town square.
. Feb 2018
This is a pristine bungalow in Arcata. Very well maintained and clean. Central location. Loved it.
. Jan 2018
Sweet, clean, cozy
. Dec 2017
We really enjoyed this rental location. Between, Oct 2017 - November 2017, we experienced two different family losses. Christmas and New Year would be different for the holiday's. My husband and I decided to continue with our plans and invited other family members to join us. It was the best decision. We brought games, but to our surprised, there were plenty of games that was available on cite to play. We reminisced, cried and uncontrollably laughed. A huge remedy needed for our souls. We enjoyed relaxing in the sauna and hot tub. We watched the ball drop in New York, on the location channel, but spent the majority watching under the fire place movies on Netflix. The home is very clean, well stocked, warm, inviting, and easy to find. When I returned home, I purchased the same set of pots, because they worked so well.
We will treasure this vacation for a life-time. Will definitely rent it again, if ever in the area again.
. Dec 2017
Beautiful & cozy, perfect for a family with great location. Spa & sauna were a super bonus! Would definitely stay here again.
. Dec 2017
Great house in a great location. The only suggestion I would have to improve the experience is to add to the counter space in the master bathroom; maybe a small table next to the sink. Also, the on-line description of the property says they have 'cable TV'. While that is technically accurate, they only provide basic reception (CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and a couple local channels) in standard definition only. Had I known that before I rented, I probably would have chosen a different rental property to better accommodate our personal preference. However, if that is not a 'deal breaker' for you, this is a beautiful, well appointed, comfortable home that I would highly recommend to those visiting the area.
. Nov 2017
My husband and I rented this place with my son and granddaughters for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was perfect. The house was clean, comfortable, and plenty of room for 5 people. The kitchen was well stocked-I was able to cook Thanksgiving dinner and all the pots, pans, and utensils I needed were there. The house has on or off street parking, and is within walking distance to downtown Arcata. There was a table in the kitchen for breakfasts and a spacious dining room for dinners. The beds were comfortable and linens and towels were provided. We didn't use the sauna or hot tub. Both looked clean but we just didn't get a chance. There was a separate ‘game room' for the kids (and adults) with foosball (so?). The house is in a residential area and Arcata has some ‘interesting characters ‘ but we all felt safe. We would definitely stay here again!